Merseysiders could only manage seventh in the league in the last campaign.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has claimed that the Reds will be competing once again for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The young coach has only been in charge at Anfield for one campaign now, having taken over from previous manager Kenny Dalglish last June on a three-year deal.
And the Northern Irishman enjoyed an up-and-down first season on Merseyside, winning 25 of his 54 matches in all competitions in charge of the Premier League giants as the club finished the campaign in a disappointing seventh place in the top flight.
However, the 40-year-old states that he is now optimistic that Liverpool will improve further under his guidance in the upcoming campaign and with a raft of new signings at his disposal, Rodgers satys that he is aiming to be challenging for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
“I’m not here to be comfortable, to sit and earn the money and just enjoy being Liverpool manager,” said Rodgers
“There’s a pressure that comes with it and I believe we’re in a much better place to challenge now. I think we can do it – I believe we have built a real good base this year.
“Of course, it will be a tough ask because, as we improve, other clubs will have masses more money to do so as well. But it’s not my job to look for excuses, I have to find the solutions to try to push us in there – and I believe we won’t be too far away.”